Red Wings receive No. 6 pick in 2018 NHL Draft Lottery, falling for second straight year

By @MichaelCaples –

The Detroit Red Wings have had two shots at the draft lottery.

It’s been pretty rough both times.

A year after they watched three teams move up and push them down to No. 9 overall, the Wings will once again be selecting at a lower spot than they finished in the NHL standings.

With Saturday night’s NHL Draft Lottery results, the Wings move from No. 5 to No. 6.

It will still be the highest draft spot for the Red Wings since they selected Keith Primeau with the third overall pick in 1990.

The Wings had an 8.5-percent chance of moving up to the No. 1 overall pick and a 26.1-percent chance of moving up into the top three.

The Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes are the three teams still waiting to find out their positioning; the final three spots will be announced during the second intermission of the Golden Knights/Sharks game that kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

Carolina’s the big winner of the 2018 lottery; they moved up from No. 11.

Here are the results from the lottery:

15 – Florida

14 – Philadelphia

13 – Dallas

12 – New York Islanders

11 – New York Islanders

10 – Edmonton

9 – New York Rangers

8 – Chicago

7 – Vancouver

6 – Detroit

5 – Arizona

4 – Ottawa

Stay tuned for more…


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